Alberta steps up focus on local foodDate posted: February 10, 2010
New Explore Local initiative aimed at expanded marketplace for locally produced agriculture products.
Over 200 chefs in Calgary and Edmonton sign-on for a night of 'speed-date' networking with local producers.
Alberta farmers' market direct sales jump 30 percent in just a few years - helping push total sales across Canada to over $1 billion.
Headlines trumpet "local food" in a range of food, health, environment, lifestyle and general news media.
Even big food brands begin promoting their local Alberta suppliers in marketing campaigns aimed at consumers in the province.
These are just a few of many signals in Alberta of the rising interest in local food - a trend that is reflected worldwide and offers new economic potential and market growth.
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